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Party Idea Pros >> Celebrating Life

Party Idea Pros has gathered only the most beautiful, the most elegant, the most stylish, the most festive, and the most popular party choices available today.  Our professionals have organized the choices into easy, simple to execute, celebration packages. 

Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your special occasion and provide professional recommendation on just about every detail — after all, in event planning, the details matter! 

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Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

In honor of springtime in Paris, today we are highlighting this darling Paris Damask Party in a Box.  Sometimes it pays to keep things simple and not over-complicate the whole party planning process.

Whether you are seeking inspiration for a little girl's birthday party, a baby shower, a sweet sixteen or Quinceanera celebration, or as a girl's night out French wine tasting or cocktail party, setting your table with Paris chic elevates any celebration into a memorable soiree.

Set against a backdrop of classic black, playful polka dots and pretty pink details, the Paris Damask party theme brings elegance and sophistication to the table with a delightful European twist. Continue Reading →

Patriotic Party Supplies & Table Decor

Patriotic Party Supplies and Table Decor

Patriotic Party Supplies and Table Decor from Dollar Tree :: FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links. We were and will be further compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on our links. Having said that, rest assured, Party Idea Pros only recommends products and companies we <3 & trust!

Patriotic Party Supplies & Table Decor

Lots of folks host backyard Memorial Day & 4th of July parties. But today we are talking to those of you who are planning block parties, community parades, family reunions, and even patriotic theme wedding celebrations. Although you will find lots of creative ideas to plan your patriotic party from a host of  our previous patriotic party posts, most of the products showcased are available in small quantities. Seldom does a backyard party call for a case of patriotic party supplies that includes 48 patriotic banners or 36 patriotic headband boppers or flip flops. But for bulk purchases, Dollar Tree has you covered! Continue Reading →

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Baseball Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Baseball Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

A celebration filled with peanuts, popcorn & cracker jacks is a winning party theme for baseball fans of all ages.

With another baseball season off to a start this week, we thought it would be a perfect time to update our baseball theme party. So many great ideas for your baseball birthday party, baby showers, and baseball viewing and tailgate parties, if we do say so ourselves.  Play Ball!
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St Patrick’s Day Party & Irish Theme Party Ideas

St Patrick's Day Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration Board L to R: St Patrick's Day Cards Green Party Supplies, | Shamrock garland | Paper Poms

St Patrick's Day Party & Irish Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Mark your calendars for March 17th

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Go green — throw an Irish-themed party or create a festive St. Patrick's Day bash! This St Patrick's Day party inspiration board and celebration package includes invitations, decorations, favors, and everything needed to make your Irish theme party a success!   Party hearty! Continue Reading →

Celebrate Purim! Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Celebrate Purim with Purim Candy Torahs

Celebrate Purim! 

Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Sunset March 11 – Sunset March 12, 2017

The holiday of Purim celebrates the victory of the Jewish people over the evil Haman. On the day preceding Purim there is a fast called “The Fast Of Esther”. On Purim itself, the Megillah (Book Of Esther) is read twice, once at night and once during the day. Purim is celebrated by giving charity, sending Shalach Manot (gifts of prepared food) and holding a festive meal.

Loving this oldie but goodie via 2011! The Maccabeats – Purim Song (Thank you Kosher on a Budget for sparking this memory!)

Purim – An overview

The holiday of Purim, which is celebrated on the 14th of Adar (February-March), commemorates the foiling of a plot by a Persian minister (Haman) to kill all the Jews in Persia. Purim is observed by Jews around the world. Characterized by feasting and merriment, Purim is typically celebrated in the company of family and friends in a synagogue.

The Purim story is recounted in the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which is contained in the Ketuvim section of the Bible (Tanalch). According to the Megillah of Esther, Haman decides to kill all the Jews in Persia after Mordecai, a Jew, refuses to bow down to him. After the Persian king Ahaseurus approves Haman's plot, Mordecai and his niece Esther, who is also the wife of King Ahaseurus, decide to expose Haman's plan. On the 14th of Adar, Esther succeeds in foiling the plot, and Haman is hung by orders of King Ahaseurus. The holiday is called Purim, which means lots because Haman is said to have drawn lots in order to determine the day on which the Jews should be slaughtered.

When is Purim Celebrated

On the 13th of Adar, the day before Purim, Orthodox Jews observe the fast of Esther which lasts until sundown. Usually, two Purim services are held in the synagogue. The first is held in the evening of the 13th of Adar while the second is held on the morning of the 14th. During both services, the Megillat Esther is read in its entirety. While the Book of Esther is being read, it is customary for children to rattle their graggers or noisemakers in a symbolic attempt to blot out the name of Haman. In the late afternoon, a festive meal is eaten. Among the foods typically enjoyed are boiled eggs, beans, and three-cornered pies known as hamantashen (Haman's pockets). Originally they were called Mohn-tashen, or poppy-seed pockets, but the similarity of the name to Haman made them associated with the villain of Persia. In Hebrew they are called Haman's ears.

Purim Rituals

The Book of Esther prescribes certain rituals which are to be performed on Purim. Emphasizing the importance of good deeds and charity, the Megillah of Esther states that individuals must give gifts both to friends and to the poor. Specifically, Jews are required to give two portions of food to at least one friend and must give money to two poor individuals.

On the basis of Italian influence, the holding of a Purim carnival has become common in many countries. During this carnival, Jews dress up in costumes and often perform plays which retell the story of Purim. In Israel, for example, Purim is observed by the holding of the Adloyada festival in Tel Aviv.

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